Definition of shipping office in English:

shipping office


  • The office of a shipping agent or shipping master.

    • ‘It was the administrative centre for the district, with a busy port, a trading post, handsome brick shipping offices, and a hospital.’
    • ‘After working for ten years as a clerk in a shipping office and a book-keeper in an accountancy firm, he entered Coventry Drama School in 1971.’
    • ‘After scrambling onto a lifeboat she made her way to the White Star Line shipping offices which owned the Titanic.’
    • ‘His first paid position was clerk in a shipping office, with responsibility for sending coals to Newcastle.’
    • ‘‘It's absolutely vital that I make my connection at Place X,’ he would decree from time to time, usually to the manager of a sweaty shipping office.’